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How Do You Cope When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer’s


  • Get help as soon as possible.
  • Seek adult daycare services.
  • Take care of yourself.
  • Recognize that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s exacts a toll.
  • Do your best to avoid conflict.
  • Keep a journal. It’s a good place to describe feelings and record memories.
  • Create a Storybook or Heritage Book of your loved one’s life.
  • Attend a support group or seek online counseling and guidance.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Read.
  • Laugh. Keep your sense of humor.
  • Take time for yourself. Utilize respite services.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • Appreciate the small stuff.
  • Remember that you are going through a grieving process.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Don’t give up doing the things you enjoy.